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Are you the defendant on this case? When did you learn of it?
A defendant can be charged in absentia, and there is no law which prevents that. A defendant is never present at the filing of the actual criminal charges. That's frequently done by the DA's Office before a defendant is taken into custody. Also, a criminal justice system would be entirely ineffective if all a defendant would have to do to avoid a criminal case were to hide out until the statute of limitation expired. Once charged, however, a defendant can't be tried or convicted in absentia without due process of law.
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